Whitebluff Generating Plant has 23 groundwater monitoring wells, 16 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 20, 2015 and August 29, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, cobalt, boron, beryllium, sulfate, molybdenum, mercury, chromium and radium.Site description
Entergy Corporation’s White Bluff Generating Plant is in northern Jefferson County AR, along the Western bank of the Arkansas River. The White Bluff Power Plant opened in 1980 and operates two coal-fired units capable of producing 1,638-MW, making it Arkansas’s largest coal-fired power plant. Entergy announced in 2021 that it will stop burning coal or effectively shut down the White Bluff power plant by the end of 2028. The White Bluff Power Plant Landfill is located just southwest of the main operating facility and is regulated under the CCR rule. The White Bluff and Independence Power Plants of Arkansas are the two largest coal-fired plants in the nation that still lack modern emission reducing scrubbers.